Photographing the arts: making everyone happy

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Robert Catto

Performance stills need to serve many masters. How do photographers juggle the demands of marketing, sponsors, designers and the archives?

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Image: Luke Mullins in Belvoir's production of Angels In America Part 1: Millennium Approaches, © Robert Catto

About the author

I'm a Canadian photographer now living in Sydney Australia, specialising in performing arts, live events, editorial and corporate / commercial work. Having trained as a lighting designer for theatre, dance and opera, my work is driven by that experience and my knowledge of how to light a subject for an audience. Photography is quite similar to lighting in a lot of ways - except the camera is the audience, rather than the source of light.